22 June 2009

Poverty and death

My colleague's wife died today. No warning, just completely out of the blue. He had been smiling and chatting this morning. Now he just has his 1 month old child to raise. And this is someone who is young and works for the government, if there is a middle-class, then he is it. This kind of thing just isn't supposed to happen. In Southern Sudan its just all too common.

1 comment:

Kelsey said...

One of our staff went nuts this week. Started running around the compound screaming incoherently. Took six guys to hold her down and take her to the hospital. She's still there. Doesn't know where she is or recognise anyone. No one knows what it is. She has no bed so she and her family all sleep on the floor.

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